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Juvenile Pleads Guilty To All Charges In Death Of Cookeville Teen

The juvenile charged in the death of Cookeville High student Alex Hughes Brooks last October pled guilty to all charges Thursday. The 17-year old, whose name has not been released, entered his plea in Juvenile Court to charges of Reckless Homicide, Aggravated Assault and Tampering With Evidence. District Attorney Bryant Dunaway said the juvenile has been in jail since October. ... Read More »

Several Case Dismissals Could Result From LPD Mishandling Of Evidence

Every criminal case that has came through the Livingston Police Department in the past three years could be in question by the lack of evidence oversight. That is according to Local Attorney Brett Knight who practices in Overton County. Knight said he and other local attorneys received a letter last week from the District Attorney’s Office. The letter advised that ... Read More »

Dunaway: DA Office Will Not Be Involved In Livingston PD Inventory

District Attorney Bryant Dunaway said in a statement that his office will not be involved in an inventory of the Livingston Police Department. Mayor Curtis Hayes said at Monday’s Board of Aldermen meeting that the city started the inventory process with Dunaway’s office. Dunaway said after the Board of Aldermen’s decision to not make a leadership change, he pulled his ... Read More »

Livingston Police Chief Greg Etheredge Suspended By Aldermen

The Livingston Board of Aldermen voted 3-2 to immediately suspend Police Chief Greg Etheredge for three weeks without pay Monday night. The decision comes after at least $27,000 missing from the police department as well as several evidence-related issues found by the State Comptroller’s Office. Alderman Chris Speck made the motion for the length of time that also included a ... Read More »

State Comptroller Finds Issues In Livingston PD Operations

The State Comptroller’s Office released a report Thursday critical of operations inside the Livingston Police Department. The report said at least $27,000 is missing from the department and officials, including Police Chief Greg Etheredge, were slow to report the missing money to state officials, as required by law. The money was kept in safes in various areas of the police ... Read More »

Dunaway: Truth In Sentencing Law A Win For Victims

District Attorney General Bryant Dunaway said the truth in sentencing bill that will go into law will be a positive change for victims. Dunaway said the legislation will make defendants of violent crimes serve 100 percent of a sentence without reduction or parole eligibility. “It’s a very difficult situation to look the mother of a person who has been killed ... Read More »

Dunaway To Determine If Allegations Against Looper Are Criminal

District Attorney General Bryant Dunaway is investigating if allegations made against Overton County Clerk Victoria Looper are criminal. The State Comptroller’s Office released an investigation on Looper in April finding that she altered vehicle titles for personal loans. Dunaway said the findings are currently under review. “That’s the thought process and the evaluation that we’re going through right now,”  Dunaway ... Read More »

TBI Finds Overton Deputies’ Use Of Deadly Force Appropriate

A TBI Investigation of a fatal shooting involving two Overton County Deputies has found the officers’ action as justified. On June 4th, 43-year-old Jerry Henley was shot and killed after resisting arrest. District Attorney Bryant Dunaway said non-lethal options were used, but Henley fled to his vehicle, brandished a firearm and threatened law enforcement. “In defense of themselves, they returned ... Read More »

Multiple Entities Investigating Missing Money At Livingston PD

District Attorney Bryant Dunaway, the TBI and the Comptroller’s Office are investigating the disappearance of money from the Livingston Police Department. Dunaway said Police Chief Greg Etheredge notified him of the missing funds about two or three weeks. “I don’t have an exact number, but it is reported that it is several thousands dollars,” Dunaway said. “But, I don’t know ... Read More »

Sheriff’s Office Collecting Evidence In Monterey Shooting Incident

Putnam County Sheriff’s Office Investigators are still collecting evidence related to a shooting that left one dead at the Monterey Waste Management Facility. That includes video, witness statements and all other evidence. The Sheriff’s Office said all evidence will be presented to District Attorney General Bryant Dunaway. The Sheriff’s Office said the evidence will be reviewed by the District Attorney’s ... Read More »